2023-12-04_CoHE R_V3

Safety training

Control of Hazardous Energy - Refresher

V3

Publication date: 4 December 2023

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CONTENTS

1. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS .................................................................................................................................4

2. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS...............................................................................................................................4

3. CHANGE LOG ................................................................................................................................................... 6

4. COHE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES............................................................................................................7

4.1 4.2 4.3

CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module

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5. REFERENCE LIST...............................................................................................................................................9

6. SCOPE ...............................................................................................................................................................9

7. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GWO COHE REFRESHER STANDARD.............................................10

7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9

Target Group

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Aims and Objectives

Duration of the GWO CoHE Refresher Modules

Validity Period Course Codes

Participant Prerequisites for the GWO CoHE Refresher Standard

Physical demands

Design of the Activities in the CoHE Refresher Standard

Instructor Qualification Prerequisites

8. GENERAL RESOURCES REQUIRED TO DELIVER GWO COHE REFRESHER MODULES .............................15

8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4

Instructor to Participant Ratio

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Training Facilities

Training Staff

Equipment

9. USING THIS STANDARD TO DEVELOP TRAINING .......................................................................................16

10. MODULE 1- COHE BASIC SAFETY REFRESHER............................................................................................18

10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5

Aims and objectives for the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module Duration of the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module Participant Ratio CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module Timetable Detailed Description of the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module

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Introduction To The Training ............................................................................................................ 19 Hazardous Energy Assessment and Learning Activities.................................................................... 23 Training Review ................................................................................................................................ 24

11. MODULE 2- COHE ELECTRICAL SAFETY REFRESHER .................................................................................27

11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6

Aims and objectives of the CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module

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Duration of the CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module

CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module – Instructor to participant ratio

Equipment for CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module timetable

Detailed Description of the CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module

Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 29 Hazardous electrical Safety activities assessment and learning activities .........................................33 Training review ................................................................................................................................. 35

12. MODULE 3- COHE PRESSURE FLUID SAFETY REFRESHER..........................................................................38

12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6

Aims and objectives of the CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module Duration of the CoHE Pressure Fluid safety Refresher Module CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module- instructor to participant ratio

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Equipment for CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module timetable

Detailed description of the CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module

Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 40 Hazardous Pressure Fluid Assessment And Learning Activities........................................................43 Training Review ................................................................................................................................ 45

ANNEX 1 - EQUIPMENT LIST ......................................................................................................................................48

ANNEX 2 - VERSION HISTORY ....................................................................................................................................52

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1. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

CoHE

Control of hazardous energy

GWO

Global Wind Organisation

PPE

Personal protective equipment

WTG

Wind turbine generator

2. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

Term

Definition

Approach boundaries

Limited Approach Boundary

Is the closest distance that an Ordinary Electrical Person can approach exposed energised conductors without escort. An Ordinary Electrical Person may be escorted within the Limited Approach Boundary by a Qualified Electrical Person but may never enter the Restricted Approach Boundary. All persons in the Limited Approach Boundary must wear the minimum PPE for electrical work. All tools that enter the Limited Approach Boundary must be insulated for the equipment’s voltage.

Restricted Approach Boundary

The Restricted Approach Boundary may only be entered by a Qualified Electrical Person. All parts of the Qualified Electrical Person that enter the Restricted Approach Boundary must be insulated from the equipment’s voltage. An Energised Electrical Work Permit is required to enter the Restricted Approach Boundary, unless performing switching or taking measurements.

Work Instruction approved by the company responsible for the work described, according to its internal processes.

Approved work instruction

Normally done with its corresponding Risk Assessment that will include the control measures for all risks identified.

Electrical work (definition and examples)

Any task performed on an electrical installation that requires specific electrical knowledge to be performed safely and correctly.

Examples: Install components, alter a circuit, take electrical measurements, replace a component, create an electrically safe work condition.

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Establishing an electrically safe work condition (when and how to establish.)

When?

Whenever someone is required to enter the Limited Approach Boundary to do other tasks different than ‘visual inspection’ and whenever someone needs to enter the Restricted Approach Boundary for other tasks different from ‘switching’ or ‘measuring’

How?

1) Determine all possible sources of electrical supply to the specific equipment. Check applicable up-to-date drawings, diagrams, and identification tags. 2) After properly interrupting the load current, open the disconnecting device(s) for each source. 3) Wherever possible, visually verify that all contact points of the disconnecting devices are fully open, or that draw-out type circuit breakers are withdrawn to the fully disconnected position. 4) To mitigate for activation spring failure in circuit breakers equipped with spring activation, the spring must be released prior to opening the breaker or prior to using the breaker as the isolation point. 5) Where the possibility of stored electrical energy exists, this must be isolated or insulated. Where this is not possible the energy must be dissipated by using an approved tool rated and designed for the purpose.

6) Verify absence of voltage to verify that the circuit parts are de- energised.

7) For low voltage circuits with the possibility of induced voltage, apply short-circuiting earth connections rated for the fault current. 8) Apply lockout/tagout devices in accordance with the local legislation and specific company procedure and rules. Depending on the configuration of the circuit it may be necessary to perform this step prior to steps five to seven. Electrical components or parts capable of being inadvertently touched or approached nearer than a safe distance by a person that is by not being enclosed or insulated (e.g. IP0X, IP1X)

Exposed electrical parts

Hazardous Energy

Any energy (electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, gravitational force…) that could cause injuries to personnel.

Minimum arc flash PPE

Minimum:

Safety glasses

• Non-melting clothing (including underwear) with long sleeves and long pants (small parts of melting materials are acceptable but should be

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reduced to the minimum possible, ideally eliminated, for example elasticated waistbands)

• Safety shoes with non-melting materials (acceptable exceptions are the sole and shoelaces) Before starting each job, the employee in charge of the job must conduct a job briefing with the employees involved. The briefing must cover such subjects as:

Pre-task or job briefing (toolbox talk)

hazards related to the job

work procedures involved

special precautions

energy source controls

• personal protective equipment requirements

The qualification requirements for working on High Voltage systems The requirements for tools to be used for testing for the absence of voltage

Qualified Electrical Person with specific training in the job and experience in high voltage.

Have limited functionality and be with fixed test leads or be multi-meters with an audible alert function to warn the user in the event the meter function selector and test leads positions are not compatible. Test probes must be selected to match the physical requirements of the test point and be in accordance with local electrical regulatory requirements. Non- contact voltage detectors are for use only with non-contact voltage portals or for double checking that the lockout boundary is in electrically safe work condition. Non-contact voltage detectors are not allowed for test-before- touch verification.

3. CHANGE LOG

Amendment date 4 December 2023

Version

Approved by & date

3

GWO TC 2023

Description of changes

CoHE Basic Standard

Section 4. CoHE roles and responsibilities

Element 4.1 CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module

• Text changed to: Examples of responsibilities: performing isolations and testing, creating a safe work condition for others to work under, lead job briefing, lead and supervise work parties.

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4. COHE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

4.1 CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module

The following roles are for general reference and are not fully aligned with any standard or safe system of work.

Note

These definitions were made for the sake of creating this global training standard based on the common ground of different recognised standards.

Roles

Responsibilities (limitations to what can and cannot be)

Qualified Person

A person who has demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of equipment and installations specific to their work and has received safety training to identify the hazards and reduce the associated risk. Examples of responsibilities: performing isolations and testing, creating a safe work condition for others to work under, lead job briefing, lead and supervise work parties. A person who is not a Qualified Person and does not have any responsibilities, given that this person generally needs control, instruction, and supervision to carry out assigned working activities. Additionally, a person who can be instructed to apply his personal lockout equipment in accordance with a company specific Lockout-Tagout program, procedures, and rules.

Ordinary Person / Unqualified Person

(Safe isolation) Authorised Person (role and responsibilities)

A person designated to be in charge of a particular lockout.

Examples of responsibilities:

for Lockout-Tagout at the place of work.

• to ensure everyone working under the lockout applied follows the particular rules. • for the use of group locks, personal locks and other Lockout-Tagout equipment. • This role has been trained in establishing a safe work condition through the application of Lockout-Tagout practices including:

isolating the equipment or system.

Attach all locking devices and tags.

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4.2 CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module

Roles

Responsibilities (limitations to what can and cannot be)

Qualified Electrical Person

Perform electrical work. Needs to have been trained or instructed on the task and the equipment. Examples of responsibilities: • Switch off, switch on, test absence of voltage, replace a component, establish an electrical lockout etc.

Lead and supervise electrical tasks e.g.:

• Performing a pre-task briefing prior to work on electrical systems. • Acting as a supervisor for Ordinary Persons working on, or in the vicinity of, electrical systems.

4.3 CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module

Roles

Responsibilities (limitations to what can and cannot be)

Qualified Pressure Fluids Person

Perform pressure fluids tasks. Needs to have been trained or instructed on the task and the equipment. Examples of the responsibilities of a Qualified Pressure Fluids Person are: • performing isolations and testing for the absence of pressure in accordance with existing documentation to be able to safely carry out specific tasks like component replacement. • creating a safe work condition that enable other workers to work safely on pressure fluid systems.

• lead and supervise pressure fluids tasks e.g.:

- performing a pre-task briefing prior to work on pressure fluid systems - acting as a supervisor for Ordinary Persons working on, or in the vicinity of, pressure fluid systems.

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5. REFERENCE LIST

This reference list contains the references of relevant standards and norms that were used to create the GWO CoHE Refresher Standard:

EN 50110 - Operation of Electrical Installations

NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

WTSR - Wind Turbine Safety Rules

Please use the terms and definitions from the GWO CoHE Refresher Standard instead of the terms and definitions used in the referenced standards and norms above. The terms and definitions in the GWO CoHE Refresher Standard were made for the sake of creating this global training standard based on the common ground of different recognised standards. Participants could end up working under any variety of safe system of work, so the language and terminology have been chosen to be as applicable as possible across the most common systems of work.

Note

6. SCOPE

Global Wind Organisation is a non-profit body founded by the wind turbine manufacturers and owners. Our members strive for an injury free work environment in the wind turbine industry, setting common international standards for safety training and emergency procedures. Hazardous energies pose a high risk of injury to all workers working within the wind industry. One of the reasons for this is that hazardous energies are found in various forms within the wind turbine environment and within the environment of a wind farm. This CoHE Refresher Standard describes refresher training that complements company, turbine, regional and equipment specific CoHE trainings by providing a common basis for CoHE trainings that are recommended by the members of GWO but does not automatically qualify the participants. These nominations can only be granted according to company specific trainings, rules, and procedures along with national and regional legislation. Lastly, the members of GWO also strongly emphasise that company specific rules and procedures along with national and regional legislation shall always be looked up and followed when working in the wind industry. This is because CoHE rules, procedures and requirements can vary depending on: national and regional legislation; company approach and WTG model.

The standard comprises of three modules:

1.

CoHE Basic Safety Refresher

2.

CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher

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3.

CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher

Training is verified through GWO’s WINDA database.

This standard has been developed in response to the demand for recognisable Control of Hazardous Energies (CoHE) refresher training in the industry and has been prepared in co-operation between the members of GWO based on risk assessments, in-depth descriptions of job roles and tasks relevant to CoHE in the wind industry as well as factual incident and accident statistics from G+ and the wind industry.

General feedback on this document can be sent to info@globalwindsafety.org See globalwindsafety.org on how to raise a complaint about a training provider or report a safety incident occurring during training.

7. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GWO COHE REFRESHER STANDARD

7.1 Target Group

Target Group for the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module

This module is targeted at candidates working in the wind industry where they are exposed to the risk of injury related to hazardous energies.

Target Group for the Electrical Safety Refresher Module This module is targeted at candidates whose scope of work will involve performing isolations and testing for the absence of voltage (in accordance with existing documentation) to be able to safely carry out specific tasks like component replacement, servicing and planned corrective maintenance on low voltage1 electrical systems. Additionally, this person will also be responsible for establishing an electrically safe work condition, as e.g. a Qualified Electrical Person (NFPA 70E), Electrical Skilled Person (EN50110), Authorised Technician (WTSR), to enable others to work safely on low voltage electrical systems.

The GWO Electrical Safety Refresher Module and Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module are aimed towards improving the candidates´ ability to “work safely” with electricity and fluids under pressure. This means that the two modules are not aimed at improving candidates´ technical knowledge, skills and abilities regarding electricity or pressure fluid systems. Candidates should already possess these technical knowledge, skills, and abilities before attending the modules. Similarly, it is not the intention of the GWO CoHE standard (or these the two modules) to promote the acquisition of advanced knowledge, such as troubleshooting.

Note

Target Group for the Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module This module is targeted at candidates whose scope of work will involve performing isolations and testing for the absence of pressure (in accordance with existing documentation) to be able to safely carry out specific tasks like component replacement, servicing and planned corrective maintenance on pressure fluid systems. Additionally, this person will also be responsible for establishing a safe work condition to enable others to work safely on pressure fluid systems.

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Candidates, who already possess the intended knowledge, skills, and abilities of the GWO CoHE Refresher Standard can apply for merit using the GWO merit process.

Note

7.2 Aims and Objectives Training in accordance with this GWO CoHE Refresher Standard will enable participants to manage the risks related to hazardous energies in the wind industry and act safely when in the vicinity of hazardous energies or when working on systems and equipment containing hazardous energies. 7.3 Duration of the GWO CoHE Refresher Modules The total contact time for completing the stand-alone modules in the CoHE Refresher Standard is 7 hours and 30 minutes. This is based on the times given in the module timetables and summarised in table 7.4.1 below.

The training provider must not exceed the time per day given in table 7.4.1 below.

Modules

Duration

CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module

1 hours 10 minutes

CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module

4 hours

CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module

2 hours 20 minutes

Table 7.3.1 - Duration of the GWO CoHE Refresher Modules

Maximum Duration Per Day

Contact time

8 hours

Total training day

10 hours

Table 7.3.2 - Maximum durations for training days

Contact time includes delivery of course lesson content, practical exercises and activities directly related to these.

Note

The total training day includes contact time, meals and breaks and travel between training sites (where applicable).

If a participant fails to meet the demands of a Control of Hazardous Energy Refresher training, they shall attend a new Control of Hazardous Energy Refresher training.

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7.4 Validity Period The CoHE Refresher Standard Modules training is valid for the period stated in the table below. Certificates and training records shall be renewed before the end of a given validity period. A certificate or training record can be renewed up to two months prior to expiry and maintain the original certification date by uploading the previous certificates valid until date in WINDA.

If a certificate or training record is renewed outside of two months of expiry, it must carry the new date of certification.

The validity period is automatically calculated by WINDA by entering the course completion date.

Course/module

Certificate Validity (Months)

CoHE Basic Safety Refresher

24

CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher

24

CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher

24

Table 7.4.1 - GWO CoHE Certificate validity periods.

7.5 Course Codes

Module

Course Code

CoHE Basic Safety Refresher

BaSC-R

CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher

ES-R

CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher

PFS-R

Table 7.5.1 - GWO CoHE Refresher Module course codes

7.6 Participant Prerequisites for the GWO CoHE Refresher Standard

Training and experience prerequisites The participants shall possess valid CoHE certificates or training records in WINDA for the relevant refresher modules prior to attending the CoHE refresher trainings. There are additional prerequisites to attend the CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher and CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Modules. The participants must have completed the CoHE Basic Safety and the BTT Electrical Module before attending the Electrical Safety Refresher Module. Also, it is strongly recommended that before attending the Electrical Safety Refresher Module, participants have some applicable working experience with electricity supervised by a Qualified Person.

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Similarly, the participants must have completed the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module and the BTT Hydraulic module before attending the CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module. Also, it is strongly recommended that before attending the CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module, participants have some applicable working experience with pressure fluids supervised by a Qualified Person.

7.7 Physical demands

All personnel participating must meet the participant prerequisites described in the GWO Requirements for Training.

7.8 Design of the Activities in the CoHE Refresher Standard After the introduction in all three modules, the suggested design of the activities in the CoHE Refresher Standard is to start each of the three modules with challenging, realistic assessment activities for the participants i.e. most likely scenarios that require the participants to make the same decisions and take the same actions as the participants would need to do on the job and to meet the learning objectives. This will allow the instructor to assess each participants ability to meet key learning objectives from the original CoHE Training Standard such as establishing a safe working condition in multiple pressure fluid situations or scenarios from a WTG environment (e.g. “show me how to establish a safe working condition here” in simple to very difficult scenarios) By assessing each individual participant ability level, it will be possible for the instructor to provide additional focused and specific learning activities for the participants, who show a gap between their abilities and the desired learning objectives of the CoHE Refresher Standard. These focused and specific learning activities are meant to improve these participants´ performance and should be facilitated for the participants until they have closed this gap and have reached the learning objectives of the CoHE Refresher Standard. Examples of the learning activities could be worked examples demonstrated by the instructor followed by guided and independent practice activities with feedback for the participants. Participants, who in the assessment activities demonstrate and are assessed by the instructor to have achieved the learning objectives of the CoHE Refresher Standard, can complete the training at this point i.e., are not required to spend any more time or receive any additional specific training unless the participants are interested in learning more. This means that all participants will be enabled to reach all the learning objectives according to their individual ability level while ensuring that already fully capable participants spend the minimum amount of time engaging in training in what they can already do. In addition, through this design, the refresher trainings will focus more on application as opposed to just information which makes the training more active and less passive for the participants.

The flow of assessment activities could look like this:

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Suggested steps before the refresher training:

1. Create challenging, realistic assessment activities that are increasingly challenging for the participants e.g. scenarios. The activities should ask participants to make the required decisions and take the required actions that they need to make to reach the learning objectives. a. Within each assessment activity, it would be beneficial for the participants to have the possibility of failing (catastrophically) and be sent back to the start of that activity to try again. This allows reinforcement and practice until the participants can reach the learning objectives.

2. Identify the minimum information that participants need to know to complete those activities

3. Make that information available as an optional link or resource in the activities. Let people pull the information when they need it

4. Prepare specific, focused learning activities such as worked examples and more practice opportunities in the case that a participant shows a gap between the abilities and the desired learning objectives of the CoHE Refresher Standard During CoHE Refresher Modules training: 1. Facilitate the created challenging, realistic assessment activities for the participants e.g. scenarios: a. If a participant makes all the correct decisions and take all the right actions regarding, e.g. which safe working practices to use and decide on all the right and realistic actions without any guidance or support, the participants should be able to complete the refresher in the approx. time duration or in less time

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b. Optional information and guidance should again always be available as a link or resource, so if a participant is interested in learning more, they can pull the material to them.

2. Once participants make their decision and act, consider showing the necessary information in the feedback i.e. first show the consequence of their choices and actions (e.g. what would happen if the participant failed to identify and avoid a safety hazard). Then show the information that the participant should have used, thought about, or looked at. 3. If a participant does not demonstrate the needed abilities or do not reach the learning objective(s), makes mistakes or needs guidance to correctly complete an activity, the participant should be provided with individual, specific, and focused learning activities to improve their performance and reach the learning objectives. These individual focused and specific additional learning activities should be provided to these participants until they have reached the learning objectives of the CoHE Refresher Standard. Examples of these individual focused and specific additional learning activities could be worked examples demonstrated by the instructor followed by more guided and independent practice for the participants to enable the participant to improve and reach the learning objectives. These additional, individual learning activities will very likely lead to additional contact time for the participant than what is listed in the approx. time duration in the CoHE Refresher Standard.

4.

Repeat as needed.

7.9 Instructor Qualification Prerequisites

A competent GWO CoHE Refresher instructor must adhere to the instructor in GWO’s Requirements for Training.

8. GENERAL RESOURCES REQUIRED TO DELIVER GWO COHE REFRESHER MODULES

The training provider shall ensure that staff, facilities, and equipment are in place to support the training of participants.

8.1 Instructor to Participant Ratio

The table below shows the maximum number of participants permitted (per instructor) in an instructor-led training for each of the three modules:

Module

Session

Instructor to Participant Ratio

Theory (introduction) 1:12 Practical (assessment and learning activities) 1:8

CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module

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CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module

Theory (introduction) 1:12

Practical (assessment and learning activities)

1:4

CoHE Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module

Theory (introduction) 1:12

Practical (assessment and learning activities)

1:4

Table 8.1.1 - GWO CoHE Refresher instructor to participant ratios

8.2 Training Facilities

All training facilities shall fulfil all the requirements listed in the GWO Requirements for Training.

8.3 Training Staff

The training staff shall fulfil all the requirements listed in the GWO Requirements for Training

8.4 Equipment

The equipment required for the GWO CoHE Refresher Standard is shown in Annex 1.

9. USING THIS STANDARD TO DEVELOP TRAINING The training in this standard is designed around the GWO taxonomy described in the GWO Requirements for Training. Theoretical and practical activities must be delivered according to the defined taxonomic level in order to reach the described learning objectives. When teaching about equipment, a generic approach to shall be applied aiming to avoid additional potential product specific formal training after completion of this training. However, national or regional legislation, company gap analysis and location specific risk assessments may require additional product specific familiarisation which is the responsibility of the duty holder.

In addition to this, all training based on this standard including all related resources shall, as a minimum, meet the requirements described in the GWO Requirements for Training.

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CoHE Basic Safety Refresher

(BaSC-R)

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10. MODULE 1- COHE BASIC SAFETY REFRESHER

10.1 Aims and objectives for the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module The aim of this module is to enable participants, through theoretical and practical training, to act safely while working in the vicinity of hazardous energies in the wind industry and be able to perform assigned tasks safely.

After having successfully complete this CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module, the participants will have the ability to:

1) Solve the challenge of how to act safely while working in the vicinity of hazardous energies in the wind industry and will on their own initiative seek guidance when needed (Ability, basic level).

10.2 Duration of the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module

The total contact time for completing the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module is estimated to be 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The training provider must not exceed the time per day given in the table 10-2.1 below.

Maximum Duration Per Day

Contact time

8 hours

Total training day

10 hours

Table 10.2.1 - Maximum durations for training day

Contact time includes delivery of course lesson content, practical exercises and activities directly related to these.

Note

The total training day includes contact time, meals and breaks and travel between training sites (where applicable).

10.3 CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module Participant Ratio

The ratio shown for theory sessions indicates the maximum number of participants per instructor attending the course.

Practical ratios indicate the maximum number of participants to be supervised by an instructor during each activity.

Module

Session

Instructor to Participant Ratio

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CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module

Theory

1:4

Table 10.3.1 - GWO CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module Instructor to participant ratio

10.4 CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module Timetable

The delivery of this module must comply with the requirements described in the GWO Requirements for Training .

Lesson

Element

Duration

1. Introduction to the training

1.1

Safety instruction and emergency procedures

1.2

Facilities

1.3

Introduction

1.4

Aim and objective

1.5

Ongoing assessments

1.6

Motivation TOTAL

20 min.

Hazardous energy assessment and learning activities

2. Hazardous energy

2.1

assessment and learning activities

TOTAL

45 min.

3. Training review

3.1

Training review

3.2

Feedback session TOTAL

5 min.

GRAND TOTAL

70 min.

10.5 Detailed Description of the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module INTRODUCTION TO THE TRAINING

20 min.

The aim of this lesson is to enable the participants to become motivated and to engage in the GWO CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module safely at a training facility, while recognising what is expected of them during the training.

After having successfully completed this lesson, the participants can:

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1) Recognise the course content and the facilities involved to ensure a clear understanding of what is expected of them during the course (Knowledge, basic level)

2) Name and point out local emergency procedures and facilities (Knowledge, basic level)

3) Describe the relevant human factors, and implications of these (Knowledge, basic level)

ELEMENT 1.1 - SAFETY INTRUCTION AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Learning objective:

4) The participants show interest or curiosity in the safety and emergency procedures (Ability, basic level)

The instructor shall:

Explain and ask involving question concerning:

a.

safety instruction according to internal procedures

a.i emergency procedures and emergency exit in the areas where the participants can be expected to be located during the module

The participants shall:

Engage in answering the above questions

ELEMENT 1.2 - FACILITIES

Learning objective:

5) The participants can recognise the facilities at the training location (Knowledge, basic level)

The instructor shall:

Present or handout a general description of the facilities at the training location (administration, dining area, restrooms, toilets, etc)

Alternative activity: tour of the facilitates

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The participants shall:

Note relevant facilitates and ask questions when in doubt about facilities

ELEMENT 1.3 - INTRODUCTION

Learning objective:

6) The participants show interest in fellow participants and the programme of the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module (Ability, basic level)

The instructor shall:

Present and ask involving question about the programme of the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module, including breaks and meal times

Give a short introduction to themselves, including their background as instructors

Ask for participants’ expectations of the training and their learning outcome

The participants shall:

Give a short introduction to themselves, including their job function, and share their expectations of the training and learning outcome expectation for training

ELEMENT 1.4 - AIM AND OBJECTIVES

Learning objectives:

7) The participants can recognise the scope and main objectives of the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module (Knowledge, basic level)

8) The participants show interest and willingness to engage in the learning activities (Ability, basic level)

The instructor shall:

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Present the scope and main objectives of the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module through a challenge, a story, a scenario or “your goal with this module, should you choose to accept”-message

Where possible, "learning objectives – PowerPoint slide(s)” as part of the introduction should be avoided. Instead use stories, examples or personal experiences that shows the importance of being able to act safely when working in the vicinity of hazardous energies in the wind industry and the importance of the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module.

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Please visit https://toolbox.energyinst.org/ for scenarios, incident lessons and safety information shared by global energy companies.

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Ask the participants involving questions about the need for the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module when working in the wind industry

The participants shall:

Engage in answering the questions and share experiences relevant to the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module

ELEMENT 1.5 - ONGOING ASSESSMENTS

Learning objective:

9) The participants can recognise the assessment procedure and the aim of ongoing assessment (Knowledge, basic level)

The instructor shall:

Explain the reasons for the ongoing assessment

Explain the GWO participant assessment form and how it will be used

Ask for the participants’ thoughts on the assessment procedure presented

The participants shall:

Engage in discussions on the assessment procedure and ask questions when in doubt in relation to the assessment procedure

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ELEMENT 1.6 - MOTIVATION

Learning objective:

10) The participants show interest in engaging in the learning activities (Ability, basic level)

The instructor shall:

Explain and facilitate discussion on:

a. the importance of personal involvement in the course

b. the need for the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module when working in the wind industry

The participants shall:

Engage themselves in discussion about the importance of personal involvement in the course and the need for the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module when working in the wind industry

HAZARDOUS ENERGY ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES

45 min.

The aim of the lesson is to enable the participants to act safely when in the vicinity of hazardous energies in the wind industry.

Learning objective:

11) The participants can solve the challenge of how to identify and avoid the safety hazards of mechanics, electricity and pressure fluids present in a WTG environment (Ability, basic level)

The instructor shall:

Explain safety procedures in the training area

Facilitate assessment activities for the participants that enable the instructor to assess the participants´ abilities to identify and determine how to avoid the hazards of mechanics, electricity, and pressure fluids present in the activities:

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a. participants, who demonstrate a gap between their abilities and the learning objective of this lesson, should be provided focused and specific learning activities to improve those participants´ performance until the participants have reached the learning objectives. These focused and specific learning activities could be worked examples demonstrated by instructor followed by guided and independent practice activities with feedback for the participants b. participants, who in the assessment activities demonstrate that they have achieved the learning objectives of the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module, are not required to spend any more time, or receive any additional specific training unless the participants are interested in learning more

See section 5.9 Design of the activities in the CoHE refresher standard for more information.

Note

Examples of safety hazards to be covered during this assessment and learning activities are:

Note

a. electricity (e.g., indirect, or direct contact with live parts)

b. contact or entanglement with rotating and moving parts

c. pressure fluids

d. stored energy

Give constructive feedback to the participants performance throughout the activities of this lesson

The participants shall:

Engage in the activities and think on the received feedback and use the feedback to improve their performance TRAINING REVIEW

5 min.

The aim of this lesson is to enable the participants to reflect on and process their learning outcome and key takeaways from the module, aiming to achieve a high learning transfer from the module to their way of working.

ELEMENT 3.1 - TRAINING REVIEW

The instructor shall:

Re-present the overall aims and learning objectives of the module to facilitate the participants’ comparison of their learning outcome and the achievement with their previously stated expectations for the module:

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The participants shall:

Reflect on their learning outcome and key takeaways from the CoHE Basic Safety Refresher Module, aiming to achieve a high learning transfer from the module to their way of working by means of e.g.:

a. creating a mind-map of the participants´ learnings from the module and how these learnings connect to their way of working

b.

group discussions or walk and talk

c.

questions and answers in class, or where suitable

The instructor may additionally conduct a local evaluation of the training.

Note

ELEMENT 3.2 - FEEDBACK SESSION

The instructor shall:

Give overall feedback and feed forward on the participants' learning outcome inspired by the training as well as from the training-review-session.

Encourage the participants to examine and grow awareness of how specific elements in their own WTG type/WTG environment differ from the training scenario environment (to visualise and enhance learning transfer). Encourage the participants to discuss with colleagues about how the CoHE Basic Safety Module content, methods and techniques are similar or different to the local specific conditions identified after the module completion.

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CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher

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11. MODULE 2- COHE ELECTRICAL SAFETY REFRESHER

11.1 Aims and objectives of the CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module The aim of GWO’s CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module training is to enable the participants to support and care for themselves and others while working with and in the vicinity of electricity in the wind industry and to perform assigned tasks safely and efficiently. Upon successful completion of GWO’s CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module training, the participants will be able to perform electrical work safely within the wind industry using electrical PPE, precautionary techniques, and electrical safety safe working practices to reduce electrical hazards.

Overall learning objectives for the CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module:

1) Take responsibility for their own and others safety while working with, and in the vicinity of, electricity in the wind industry (Ability, intermediate level)

2) Take responsibility for correctly completing a simple permit to work from beginning to end as the person responsible for establishing a safe work condition (Ability, intermediate level)

The GWO CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module is aimed towards improving the participants´ ability to “work safely” with electricity. This means that the Electrical Safety Refresher Module is not aimed at improving candidates´ technical knowledge, skills, and abilities regarding electricity. Participants should already possess the needed technical knowledge, skills, and abilities before attending the module. Similarly, it is not the intention of the GWO CoHE Refresher standard to promote the acquisition of advanced knowledge, such as troubleshooting.

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11.2 Duration of the CoHE Electrical Safety Refresher Module

The total contact time for completing this module is 4 hours and 0 minutes. This is based on the times given in the module timetable.

The training provider must not exceed the times per day given in table 11-2 below.

Maximum Duration Per Day

Contact time

8 hours

Total training day

10 days

Table 11.2.1 - Maximum durations for training day

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